In keeping with its commitment to providing an all-inclusive experience for all, the Millennium Forum welcomed the return of its popular age and dementia friendly event, ‘Moves & Melodies’, earlier today. The project offers older patrons the opportunity to dance, reminisce and sing. This exciting twelve month project will continue throughout the year on a monthly basis and features an afternoon of song and dance that will be facilitated by Fiona Logue, Claire Harkin and Emma Lindsay who will bring their wealth of expertise in music and dance to over fifty participants each month.

The project is part of an ongoing Access programme produced by the Millennium Forum in close collaboration with Access to Arts for All (AAA), a charity with is supported by and based in the theatre. Professor Dolores O’Reilly, Chairperson of AAA, commented:

“Access to Arts for All, (AAA) are delighted to see the return of ‘Moves and Melodies’ to the Millennium Forum; this is an age and dementia friendly event. This project provides another enjoyable and fun-filled opportunity for those in our community who would benefit from it most. AAA is very grateful to our sponsors, especially the Arts Council (NI) and our partner, the Millennium Forum for helping us achieve our aim of widening and increasing participation in the arts for all.”

Lisa Heaney, Box Office & Access Manager at the Millennium Forum, added:

“We are delighted to offer this event again as part of the continuing development of our accessible performances at the Millennium Forum. We are working incredibly hard to ensure that our venue is fully accessible to all our patrons and we greatly recognise the importance of removing barriers for people living with disabilities, particularly as we evolve post-Covid. We couldn’t achieve this without the help of our Access sponsors and funding partners Specsavers, Diamond Corrugated, the Arts Council NI and AAA.”

Moves And Melodies is a free event but booking is essential. For more information on how to book, contact the Box Office on 02871 264455 or email lisah@millenniumforum.co.uk.

For more information on the Millennium Forum accessibility, contact Lisa Heaney, on 71 272779 or email lisah@millenniumforum.co.uk. For businesses who are interested in becoming an Access Partner for the Millennium Forum, contact Cara McCartney on 71 272785 or email caramc@millenniumforum.co.uk

Moves & Melodies dates:
Thursday, 19 May 2022 – 2pm-3.30pm
Thursday, 23 June 2022– 2pm-3.30pm
Thursday, 21 July 2022– 2pm-3.30pm
Thursday, 18 August 2022– 2pm-3.30pm
Thursday, 22 September 2022– 2pm-3.30pm
Thursday, 20 October 2022– 2pm-3.30pm
Thursday, 17 November 2022– 2pm-3.30pm
Thursday, 8 December 2022– 2pm-3.30pm